Attend a 2020 Gala!

The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) hosts galas in cities across the US. At each, a Humanitarian Award is presented to a leader in the local medical community who has committed to fighting melanoma through exemplary patient care, cutting-edged research or scientific leadership. Courage Awards are also given to individuals who have shown tremendous strength in their personal battles with melanoma. The 2020 gala season has gone virtual, but the inspiring courage and dedication of our community is still a cause to celebrate!

Virtual Galas:

Chicago, IL

Thursday, November 5

The inaugural VIRTUAL gala will be in the comfort of your own home.

Purchase your tickets today!



New York, NY

Winter 2020

The inaugural VIRTUAL gala will be in the comfort of your own home.

Event information coming soon.



Past Galas

In 2019, the MRF hosted galas in Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. These events raised more than 1.7 million dollars for melanoma research! View photos of these and other past events on the MRF Facebook page. For further information about MRF galas, to purchase tickets, learn about sponsorship opportunities, or make a tax-deductible donation, please contact the MRF at (800) 673-1290 or email Please note, the MRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

To volunteer with a Gala Planning Committee, please email The MRF also hosts many other special events, such as seminars, 5k run/walks, and educational symposia and webinars. Browse upcoming events.